For students to have an overview of the situation of indigenous people in Latin America.
LINKS TO THE CURRICULUM
Junior Cycle: Strand 1. Communicative Competence, linked to LO 1.6, 1.7
Senior Cycle: II. Language awareness, 2, 5 and III: Cultural awareness 5
Give students the text and ask them to answer the questions in English.
After that, ask students what they learnt from the text and have a conversation about it.
Indígenas Latinoamericanos: Los más pobres de los pobres. Visit: www.distintaslatitudes.net
- Name two social aspects that have improved for the indigenous population.
- What is the percentage of indigenous people in the region?
- What three Latin American countries have a high percentage of indigenous urban population?
- What type of jobs do indigenous people do in the cities?
CONNECTIONS WITH IRELAND AND TAKING ACTION
Ask your students who they think the poorest people in Ireland are,and explore different campaigns to support them. You can talk about people in Direct Provision, the Traveller Community, the homeless…